Mag. 2.3 earthquake - 2km NW of The Geysers, CA, USA, on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 04:09 (GMT) -

Mag. 2.3 earthquake  - 2km NW of The Geysers, CA, USA, on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 04:09 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 1 km depth

18 Nov 04:11 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 04:09:31 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.3
Depth: 1.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.78767°N / 122.76867°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) SW of Cobb (pop: 1,780)
18 km (11 mi) W of Hidden Valley Lake (pop: 5,580)
22 km (13 mi) NNE of Healdsburg (Sonoma County) (pop: 11,700)
22 km (13 mi) E of Cloverdale (Sonoma County) (pop: 8,810)
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Clearlake (Lake County) (pop: 15,200)
39 km (24 mi) N of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000)
113 km (70 mi) WNW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700)
117 km (73 mi) NNW of San Francisco (pop: 864,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.31.3 km2km NW of The Geysers, CA, USAUSGS
M 2.31 kmNORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

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Lakeport, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : This earthquake was like fast semi-truck coming into rest area in wrong direction, very fast and hard impact. The shake was three times and my cats ran across my face as I realized what is happening I roll off bed and onto the floor face down, crying and whimpering like little girl. We have only the slab on grade foundation and the rumbling seem to roll to floor and is loud. This time my wife had thrown LEGOs' onto floor where I take shelter from shaking. She tell me, "you know what that was for
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